Dog With Gang Tattoo Rescued In Los Angeles

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“WTF…I’m stuck for words; how could anyone torture a young pup by tattooing him? I suppose these gangs are used to violence & murder etc. was the dog destined to be used as another tool of aggression? It obviously wasn’t vicious enough for their gang; bloody knob heads! Thank God he was thrown out like trash, tied to a tree & rescued; he could so easily have been killed & buried. Perhaps one of the gang actually had a heart & couldn’t kill Petey, whatever it was; I’m so pleased he was rescued”!

Petey is a pit bull that has undergone trauma that no puppy should have to endure. Found abandoned and tied to a pole a woman came to his rescue and brought him to ROMP Rescue where they discovered that Petey’s underside was covered with a gang tattoo.

Petey was found about a month ago tied to a pole outside a doughnut shop in Lomita, California. The woman who found him called police for help, but help never came.

So she provided the dog with food and water. When at the end of the day no one had come to help she took him and home and to a veterinarian to be checked out.

“He was crying,” said Randy with ROMP Rescue. “She saw him and she called the police and they said they would call animal control. Neither one ever showed up.”

The woman was unable to keep Petey permanently so she reached out to ROMP Rescue and Randy came to take Petey.

Once back at ROMP he noticed markings on Petey’s belly and thought he might have ringworm. When he shaved Petey’s belly he was shocked by what he found.

A tattoo that lists the name of a “set” of a Los Angeles-area gang covers most of Petey’s underside.

“I’m speechless,” said Randy. “I can’t understand why they would do that. The pain involved is obviously more than any puppy should have to endure.”

ROMP Rescue fears the tattoo isn’t the only pain Petey has endured. Although he is great around people he gets angry and nervous around other dogs. They hope to find him a home in the future, but for now he’s not ready for one.

“His legs just shake,” said Randy. “He’s afraid of the world.”

A fund has been set up for Petey’s training and care. Donations can be made here.

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‘Sickened’ Staten Island pol wants to outlaw tattoos, piercings for pets

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Calling the practice “odd” and nothing more than “animal cruelty,” Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has introduced legislation that would establish a misdemeanor charge for owners who subject pets to piercings, tattoos and certain other cosmetic surgeries.

Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) says she was driven to address the practice after viewing “PetCrazy,” a documentary about such behavior on “20/20.”

“I was sickened after seeing the images of dogs with tattoos and piercings through their eyebrows and noses,” said Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis in a press release.

“I was sickened after seeing the images of dogs with tattoos and piercings through their eyebrows and noses. While the psychological effects on these animals is an area of debate, the fact remains that most of these procedures require an application of general anesthesia which poses a health risk in itself,” said Malliotakis in a press release. “The animal must then go through the pain of recovery and possible infection, or post-surgery complications. These non-medical cosmetic procedures are not just odd and unnecessary, they amount to animal cruelty.”

This legislation will also cover the sale of companion animals who have been subjected to certain cosmetic procedures, which, in addition to tattooing and piercings, includes devocalization, rhytidectomy (“facelifts”), and abdominoplasty (“tummy-tucks”). Malliotakis hopes this would remove the impetus for retailers to physically modify an animal in the hopes of increasing its value to prospective buyers.

The bill has garnered support from local animal rights advocates, including Anarchy Animal Rescue of Staten Island and No More Tears Rescue.

“I myself think that owning a pet is a privilege not a right. My blood boils every time I hear about an animal being abused. Every day an animal suffers at the hands of some lunatic,” said Catherine Gaffney, a former dog groomer at All Pets Animal Hospital. “If you think that cosmetic surgery is not abuse, think again. If you don’t like the way a cat or dog looks then maybe an aquarium would be a better choice.”

Conviction would result in a misdemeanor, punishable by no more than one year imprisonment, a fine of no more than $1,000, or both. This penalty would be not unlike similar animal rights violations.

The bill will be carried by Sen. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) in the state Senate.

The legislators will be garnering support for the bill at the second annual Animal Advocacy Day on June 13 in Albany.

News Link:-http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/sickened_staten_island_pol_wan.html

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Cat tattoos – Chinese Pigs Get Tattooed

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“OMG…The ultimate abuse, something an animal will never be rid of…a tatoo…how utterly ignorant, this guy should be charged with animal abuse! I found a video on a guy who likes tattooing pigs…yes pigs…& he says ‘it doesn’t hurt them’….sorry but I have seen big guys cry in pain whilst being tattooed, a pigs skin is very sensitive so they would definitely be in pain…What I can’t understand is why nobody has arrested & charged these idiots especially the one who is tattooing pigs, its ABUSE!”

Tattoo artist Timur Rimut, from Tatarsan, Russia, has inked a necklace design on the moggy with the words Carpe Diem, Latin for ‘seize the day’.

Rimut, 24, has an identical tattoo on his own chest and a tattoo portrait of the hairless sphinx on his arm.

But to add insult to injury, it appears he misspelled the famous phrase, scrawling ‘Carpe Deem’ on Coco’s chest instead.

‘We are shocked to see these images. As a charity that cares passionately about cats and seeks to inform the public about responsible pet ownership, we do not agree with people treating pets as fashion accessories in any way,’ a spokesman for UK charity Cats Protection said.

‘Animals should be anaesthetised for veterinary reasons only, not cosmetic purposes. We hope that people will realise that it is unacceptable to treat animals in this manner.’

The video is so graphic MailOnline has decided not to publish it.

Rimut also has a tattoo of his cat, showing the new tattoo, on his own forearm.

Close-up: The cruel artist also misspelled the Latin phrase Carpe Diem - writing Carpe Deem instead
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102709/I-pet-cattooed-Vile-Russian-owner-brands-pet-matching-body-art.html#ixzz1qiZLFS2d

Put to sleep ... the poor cat is anaesthetised so that his owner can give him a tattoo

Put to sleep … the poor cat is anaesthetised so that his owner can give him a tattoo

The unfortunate feline went under anaesthetic for the painful treatment – and video footage shows him passed out on a table while Rimut gets to work with the needle.

Seemingly unaware of his cruelty, Rimut then poses proudly for photos which show their matching tatts.

Animal rights activists are furious at the abuse of trust, with YouTube users queuing up to condemn the sick stunt.

NewLifestyleMentor posted: “This is the ultimate in animal cruelty. I can’t understand how an animal owner could do this to their pet. Totally sickening!”

HaileyIsAGoddess added: “The cat doesn’t give its consent to be tattooed. You rob it of its rights by forcing it asleep only so you can decorate it with what you want. Cats are not colouring books.”

This latest outrage is not the first time a sphinx cat has been tattooed in Russia.

Moscow woman Oksana Popova had her cat sedated for three hours so a tattoo of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen could be inked on its chest.

Stop Vanity Tattoos for Cats in Russia – Video Of Pets Tattooed…WTF

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Target: Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia  Goal: Make tattooing animals illegal in Russia.

Vanity tattoos for cats have become a recent trend in Russia. Tattoo artists have been sedating animals for hours at a time to give them tattoos for purely aesthetic reasons—just because they like the way they look.

Sedating an animal to tattoo it is clearly dangerous in itself, but animal vanity tattoos can lead to larger complications as well. The animals’ skin can become infected, and they often experience pain and soreness from the tattoo needles upon waking. While small tattoos are sometimes given on ears for identification, those procedures are always done by a trained veterinary professional.

Vanity tattoos for cats are unethical and irresponsible. Animals cannot give their consent and there are far too many risks involved. Stylistically tattooing a cat qualifies as animal abuse and should be outlawed in Russia.

Sign the Petition: via Stop Vanity Tattoos for Cats in Russia – ForceChange.

“OMG…WTF…this doesn’t need to be translated, but I am horrified by it, as should any sane person be. I see this as abuse, these animals can’t say NO, how selfish of their owners”

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